Home Studia Psychologica 2014 Studia Psychologica Vol.56, No.3, p.181-198, 2014

Journal info

Select Journal

Webshop Cart

Your Cart is currently empty.

Info: Your browser does not accept cookies. To put products into your cart and purchase them you need to enable cookies.

Studia Psychologica Vol.56, No.3, p.181-198, 2014

Author: Alexandra PROKOPČÁKOVÁ

Abstract: The aim of the study is to clarify the mutual relationships between personal need for structure, counterfactual thinking and decision making styles. The research sample comprised 76 university students. The following scales were administered: Personal Need for Structure (PNS), Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ), Decision Making Style Questionnaire (DMSQ) and Counterfactual Thinking Questionnaire (CT). Results revealed that personal need for structure and its subfactors do not affect an individual’s behavior in the decision making process, but they do affect the decision making style when it comes to the desire for structure or the response to the lack thereof. A strong desire for structure is more related to a more frequent use of rational and dependent decision making style, while a weak response to the lack of structure is related to a more frequent use of the intuitive decision making style and less frequent avoidance decision making style. Additionally, the results show that counterfactual thinking characteristics are related mainly to maladaptive styles of decision making behavior.

Keywords: personal need for structure, decision making style, decision making behavior, counterfactual thinking
Year: 2014, Volume: 56, Issue: 3 Page From: 181, Page To: 198

Price: 9.00 €

© AEPress s.r.o
Copyright notice: For any permission to reproduce, archive or otherwise use the documents in the ELiS, please contact AEP.